BRADLEY, Mary Katherine BurnettFormerly of Madison, TN, died on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in a Panama City, FL care facility. Mary was born in middle Tennessee on August 19, 1925 to William Arthur and Mary Harrell Burnett. She was one of seven children. Mary loved various types of needlework, board and card games. Prior to the US entering WWII, she would "knit for the Brits" and enjoyed quilting and crocheting into her later years. She worked as a typist for local government and private business in Nashville. She was a faithful Christian and at the time of her death, was a member of Jenks Avenue Church of Christ, Panama City, FL. As a young teenager in Madison, TN, she met Ralph O. Bradley. They married in 1945 shortly after his return from WWII. They raised a family of three children and were active members of the Madison Church of Christ. Ralph's death in 2001, briefly interrupted their 55 year marriage. Shortly thereafter, Mary moved to be with family in Lynn Haven, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and older siblings. She is survived by her children, Carol Bradley of Madison, TN, Cheryl (Corky) Manning of Lawrenceville, GA, Bill (Diane) Bradley of Lynn Haven, FL and beloved grandson, Barry Bradley. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Mathison Retirement Center, Summer's Landing Retirement Center, Covenant Hospice and Dr. Kris Lewandowski for their tender care and support. Family and friends will hold a Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012 at Madison Funeral Home, Madison, TN. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m., at the Middle Tennesee Veteran's Cemetery, where Mary will be laid to rest with her beloved. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice of Panama City, FL (www.covenanthospice.org/PanamaCity) or Encouragement Ministries of Brentwood, TN (www.encouragementministries.net). KENT-FOREST LAWN, 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405; (850) 763-4694. www.kentforestlawn.com
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Published in The Tennessean on June 24, 2012